Amy wrote: I love reading these! It’s still Friday somewhere, isn’t it?
Yep, but it’s definitely the penwythnos (weekend) everywhere!
dinas wrote: I’m so glad this is back!!!
Seconded. Yay Catrin! <3
Andy wrote: Blencathra, then give it to the NT
Wait, Blencathra doesn’t belong to the NT? Who owns it then? I’ve been on it and I never got shot at.
Anyway… my answers…
What are you reading at the moment?
I tend to overlap books a lot, but the three most recently-accessed unfinished books on my Kindle account are:
- “Liars and Outliers” by Bruce Schneier
- “A Dance with Dragons” by GRR Martin (this series is getting a bit tedious, but I’m determined to battle through because I need to know what happens!)
- “Dune” by Frank Herbert (I read it as a teenager, but have been rereading it recently)
Do you have a heart pounding phobia?
Being confined in a tiny space, unable to move or escape. I learned to deal with elevators as a child, but if one ever got stuck, I think I’d lose the plot. Someone once locked me in a storage room when I was in primary school, for about 5 seconds - he realised pretty quickly that something was seriously wrong…
What’s for dinner when I manage to pop over to yours?
Stew and dumplings. My absolute favourite of my mum’s recipes from when I was a kid, and I asked her to teach me when I was 18.
What’s the bravest thing you’ve ever done?
Telling my half sister (who was 12 at the time) that our father had died. Then - fair play to her! - the two of us telling our (half-)brother together. (Woah, that just got a bit real, didn’t it?)
Your first mad purchase following a huge lottery win would be?
Right now, I’d jump on a plane and go walking in the Lake District. Then, after seeing some family and friends, I’d come back here to New York because it’s awesome, and continue writing code for SSi, but for free (seriously!). In the longer term, my answer would be: ALL THE PLANE TICKETS.